Top U.S. Lawyer Demands More of "The Wire"

AG Eric Holder requests at least a season, or a movie

By Sara Dover
|  Wednesday, Jun 1, 2011  |  Updated 2:32 PM CDT
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U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, alongside "The Wire" actor Wendell Pierce, begged the show's creators to bring back the HBO series.

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Attorney General Eric Holder brings justice to the nation's most important cases, and now he wants to bring it to "The Wire" fans.

At a press conference on crime attended by some of the show's actors, the nation's top lawyer couldn't help but ask the HBO crime series' writers for more episodes, according to Reuters.

"I want to speak directly to Mr. Burns and Mr. Simon: Do another season of 'The Wire," Holder said to a laughing audience, referencing "Wire" creators David Simon and Ed Burns. "That's actually a minimum. … If you don't do a season, do a movie. We've done HBO movies, this is a series that deserves a movie. I want another season or I want a movie."

He jokingly added, "I have a lot of power, Mr. Burns and Mr. Simon."

Actors Wendell Pierce ("Bunk"), Sonja Sohn ("Kima") and Jim True-Frost ("Prez") came by the Justice Department to draw attention to protecting children from drug crime and exploitation.

An intricate crime drama that wove together stories about cops, drug dealers, reporters, politicians, lawyers, and the rest of the citizens of Baltimore, Maryland, "The Wire" ran for five seasons on HBO from 2002 until 2008. Created by former journalist Simon and former homicide detective Burns, it is widely considered one of the best TV dramas ever made.

Selected Reading: Reuters, Newser

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